Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 12:28am CDT

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Every month, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


Ramjet is the next seeker/conehead we look at in this series of lists. Since many of these molds have already been visited in the past, the blurbs for each will be rather brief. While writing the lists for the coneheads, what I did find interesting was that each of them had at least one toy which is unique to them. Like this first one here...

5. Transformers Generation 2 Ramjet

Interestingly enough, this variant of the G1 seeker mold was first done for Ramjet, with Starscream coming after. It featured new firing missile launchers and a sound effects box, along with a rad G2 deco.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


4.Transformers Masterpiece Ramjet

While I am far more lenient on the conehead version of the MP mold, due to all the extra retooling you get for each of the coneheads' unique wing patterns, I have to address the elephant in the room. The initial batch of Masterpiece Ramjet toys were misassembled the the point of not being able to convert the toy. Paying $200 for a dated mold is already not fun but for it to have such bad QC is shameful. But the toy did get corrected and it since retailers were told to keep the bad copies, they could have been obtained for really cheap by any fan willing to try to fix it themselves. So good news for some in a sea of bad news. MP Ramjet being on this list takes none of that QC in consideration and looks at the toy as intended and as I hope he is in your collection. And what he is, is fine. I like the retooling, love that jet mode, love that secret door paneling on the wings that rotates, I like the step of flipping the cockpit chest to be more screen accurate, and I loathe the giant dong it gives him and the other coneheads.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


3. Transformers Classics Ramjet

I really like the classics version of the mold for the coneheads over the seekers for the lack of kibble behind the head in robot mode. That's something even the (better) Earthrise mold couldn't do. And, as with the other coneheads, Hasbro does go all out by giving Ramjet the different wings he should have.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


2. Transformers Universe Ramjet

This is an absolutely gorgeous looking Transformers toy. That deco is slick. While the white element is part of the G1 deco, this set just kicks it up a notch with adding a lot of blue highlights making this the most unique deco on the list (yeah, even more than that G2 one, purple ain't that rare a colour for bad guys). Plus this mold comes with all the extras we got from the Skywarp retooling of the original Armada Starscream mold. Plus this Toysrus Exclusive boxset came with a bunch of minicons for added fun.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


1. Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise Ramjet

This mold rocks. It took an excellent mold as a basis and made it the right size, and added the necessary articulation. It's the ideal mode to collect now to have the full array of seekers on your shelf, and at the right scale.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


Honourable mention

Transformers Club Exclusives G2 Ramjet and Selects G2 Ramjet

The G2 colours were pretty rad and I find it fun that they keep coming up with this toy. Now we have both the Classics and Earthrise mold with this particular deco.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys


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Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118304)
Posted by Quantum Surge on October 12th, 2021 @ 12:50am CDT
A shame how the best Ramjet on this list is nearly impossible to obtain at a worthy price.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118305)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 12th, 2021 @ 12:53am CDT
I'm not familiar with most of the Ramjet figures, but I'll agree that the ER mold makes that Ramjet the best. I love that set and all 6 jets look really good in a group.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118309)
Posted by Mistaken_Table on October 12th, 2021 @ 5:15am CDT
List is incorrect. No mention of Ramjet that came with Armada/Energon Tidal wave. Folded up and hid in his bicep, had an Optimus Prime face and was 1 of the only (if not only) minicons that had the articulation to use the seats in Tidal Wave's shins.

But the 5 listed are good too, I guess. Just a shame Amazon was trusted to distribute the definitive Ramjet. Bloody scalpers.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118311)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 12th, 2021 @ 7:04am CDT
I thought the timing of the list was prompted by the Cyberverse Divebomb-Armor Ramjet. Does that one suck so bad that it warrants no mention whatsoever? I haven't handled him yet.

Dang, I really should get Henkei Ramjet, I forgot about that extra detailing on Classics Ramjet's alt mode, since I've displayed them all in bot mode for so long.

Good list, I'd never heard of the MP misassembly before. I guess I'm waiting on all the retools of MP-mark-3 Starscream before considering any more Seekers that scale.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118313)
Posted by william-james88 on October 12th, 2021 @ 8:14am CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:I thought the timing of the list was prompted by the Cyberverse Divebomb-Armor Ramjet. Does that one suck so bad that it warrants no mention whatsoever? I haven't handled him yet.


This list was made month ago, as was the chosen time to post it. But yeah, the Cyberverse toy has come out since and it is not great, definitely not better than any on this list.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118320)
Posted by cruizerdave on October 12th, 2021 @ 9:19am CDT
Good list!
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118321)
Posted by cruizerdave on October 12th, 2021 @ 9:20am CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:A shame how the best Ramjet on this list is nearly impossible to obtain at a worthy price.

Truth!
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118327)
Posted by Big Grim on October 12th, 2021 @ 11:14am CDT
Excellent list but no G1 Ramjet? I may be a bit soft on him, being he was my first Transformer...

~ Grim
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118353)
Posted by Evil Eye on October 12th, 2021 @ 2:43pm CDT
Ramjet is probably my favourite of the Coneheads. Always loved his colours, and his personality as "the idiot who likes to use midair ramming as a tactic" is hilarious. A shame he gets the shaft in a lot of media (including going into a wannabe Starscream in his spotlight in IDW for some reason).

Anyway, good list! A shame as has been mentioned that ER Ramjet is nigh-unobtainable, though I do quite like the hilariously loud G2 colours and am tempted to pick him up.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118356)
Posted by o.supreme on October 12th, 2021 @ 4:00pm CDT
Roger approves of this list ;)

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Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118378)
Posted by Emerje on October 12th, 2021 @ 8:14pm CDT
You know, with all of the Seeker repaints we've had over the years I'm surprised they've never done one based on the G2 package art with the grape purple body, black fists and teal canopy. Would have made a good Shattered glass deco.

Emerje
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118395)
Posted by william-james88 on October 12th, 2021 @ 9:43pm CDT
Big Grim wrote:Excellent list but no G1 Ramjet? I may be a bit soft on him, being he was my first Transformer...

~ Grim


That's an awesome first Transformer to own. The G1 mold is represented somewhat with the G2 version being on the list (would have been rather redundant to include the G1 toy too). I do find the G2 version more important for Ramjet compared to his seeker brethren since it gives him something extra the others didn't have. Plus, it's a pretty great deco that really sets him apart.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118406)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 12th, 2021 @ 11:29pm CDT
Evil Eye wrote:Ramjet is probably my favourite of the Coneheads. Always loved his colours, and his personality as "the idiot who likes to use midair ramming as a tactic" is hilarious. A shame he gets the shaft in a lot of media (including going into a wannabe Starscream in his spotlight in IDW for some reason).


I'm just gonna second this. he's got a hilarious fighting tactic that almost makes him endearing, and he featured heavily in one of my favorite season-two episodes, "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court'.

Anyway, good list. Although I think number two should've been number one.
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118409)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 13th, 2021 @ 12:13am CDT
o.supreme wrote:Roger approves of this list ;)

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Why they just made Universe/Armada Ramjet's minicon another Thunderclash (or was he actually sharing with Skywarp?) when he should've obviously been named "PROTON" is beyond me.

"If he can't decompose it, nobody can!"
Re: Top 5 Best Ramjet Transformers Toys (2118433)
Posted by Big Grim on October 13th, 2021 @ 11:17am CDT
william-james88 wrote:That's an awesome first Transformer to own. The G1 mold is represented somewhat with the G2 version being on the list (would have been rather redundant to include the G1 toy too). I do find the G2 version more important for Ramjet compared to his seeker brethren since it gives him something extra the others didn't have. Plus, it's a pretty great deco that really sets him apart.

That's fair, and yeah, he was a great first TF. Had my eye on Soundwave but we had to wait a week. No soundwave but there was this glorious, striking white jet with dark red wings. He won me over! :D

~ Grim

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